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S&W Shield w/o manual safety

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by titsonritz, Jun 5, 2014.

  1. titsonritz

    titsonritz has left the building. Well-Known Member

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    Over and out.
     
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  2. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    Looking forward to getting one!
     
  3. Norm0931

    Norm0931 Hillsboro, OR Sgt. Sheep Silver Vendor 2016 Volunteer

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    Honestly, the safety is so low profile you turn it off and forget its there. I dont think mine has dver been on. Big deal about nothing imo.
     
  4. soberups

    soberups Newberg Well-Known Member

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    I will not carry or use for defensive purposes any handgun that relies upon a manual safety. One more thing to forget, one more thing to go wrong in a life or death situation. I carry either a Glock 26 or a Ruger LCR .38+p hammerless, they are both point-and-shoot weapons with no manual safety to worry about. For home defense its a S&W 66-3. I have been considering replacing the Glock 26 with a Shield but the manual safety on the Shield has always been a turnoff. Looks like it might be an option for me now.
     
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  5. SJS46

    SJS46 yamhill county Active Member

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    The Shield I have and believe they are all the some way has a trigger safety(much the same as a Glock) as well as the thumb safety, it looks like the new one has only deleted the thumb safety, the trigger safety seems to be the same, so in my option the new one just has one less safety on it, so much to do about nothing.:)
     
  6. biggie24420

    biggie24420 Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    :s0115::s0023: YES!!!!! finally. I know I am gonna get one.
     
  7. SJS46

    SJS46 yamhill county Active Member

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    I have one for trade:D
     
  8. Will

    Will Everett Active Member

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    I read about this a bit ago and now it is a pistol to buy
     
  9. biggie24420

    biggie24420 Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    If it was a 9mm, I would have made a cash offer.
     
  10. 808hondacrguy

    808hondacrguy Eugene,OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I also don't see the big deal. My safety has never been on and it has never even been close to accidentally flipping on. As for someone else doing it while they are looking at it, I always check it before it goes in the holster. I mean the no safety is a good thing, but I don't see how it could have been a deal breaker. The Shield is an awesome gun that just became better, but I'm not so excited about it that I will buy a new one to replace mine. .
     
  11. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    My shield has a manual safety that is still a virgin....
     
  12. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    they fix the magazine gap yet? :D
     
  13. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    I looked on RSR yesterday while I was working at the shop, both the Shield 9 and Shield 40 are listed without manual safeties! And they're allocated, of course....

    There are a few on Gunbroker, starting bid is $400 and 'Buy it Now' is $450.
     
  14. bzltyr

    bzltyr Portland Metro area Active Member

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    No biggie for me. I use both cycles.
     
  15. SmawGunner

    SmawGunner portland metro Active Member

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    The shield doesn't have a safety? I need a safety. Are there any aftermarket safeties for the shield?
     
  16. spookshack

    spookshack Forest Grove, OR Life Member Lifetime Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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  17. SomeDude

    SomeDude Portland, OR Reclaimer

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    Be on the lookout for a bunch of perfectly good used Shields w/ safety for sale/trade in the coming months as a lot of people wish to "upgrade" to the non-safety model. A good time to get into one if you've been looking.
     
  18. spookshack

    spookshack Forest Grove, OR Life Member Lifetime Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    As soon as I get my new no safety shield, I'm going to put my shield w/safety up in the classifieds......:s0155:
     
  19. SomeDude

    SomeDude Portland, OR Reclaimer

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    There ya go.

    I bet a similar thing happened when the LCR in .357 came out and everybody dumped their .38 +P models.
     
  20. spookshack

    spookshack Forest Grove, OR Life Member Lifetime Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    I'm surprised that S&W tooled up for a no safety model. I would have thought that they would have designed some type of plug like they use for the M&P's......I know a lot of people were pissed that they didn't offer both versions from the get go. Oh well, It's not like they cost an arm and a leg.